Senior Adviser Community Engagement and Reintegration at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata! - What is the most important thing in the world? It is people!
It's an exciting time to join Ara Poutama Aotearoa. We are halfway through delivering our strategic direction Hōkai Rangi. Launched in 2019, it expresses our commitment to deliver great outcomes with and for all people in our care and their whānau.
Ngā kawenga | About the role
The role of Senior Adviser Community Engagement and Reintegration has a focus on proactive engagement with communities and the provision of specialist advice, ongoing education, operational support and monitoring for the placement of child sex offenders and other high-risk people in our care in the community. You will also be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with accommodation providers and agencies, to ensure appropriate accommodation and support options are available across communities.
This role is at the forefront of creating positive partnerships and is integral to the interface between Ara Poutama and a vast array of organisations and community groups across New Zealand.
The role is based at Central Regional Office. However, due to the nature of the work (and as the role is across the region) where you work from is flexible. The role covers the entire central region, therefore there is an expectation that regular travel is required.
Mōu About you
Relationship management is a large component of the role; you need to be apt at proactively developing strong and credible connections with diverse groups, encompassing NGOs, Government agencies, Iwi, school communities, City Councils, community leaders, and others with vested interest.
Your success will be measured by your ability to take this pivotal role and leverage off strong partnerships to facilitate positive outcomes for the Department and its stakeholders. To this end you will be comfortable facilitating and presenting across a variety of forums and be resilient in nature to manage the sensitivities of the topic.
Ideally you will present with a good understanding of risk management and knowledge in relation to high risk people in our care, along with relevant legislation. However, this is not essential as transferrable skills are incredibly important combined with an affiliation for the positive essential work Ara Poutama Aotearoa undertakes.
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The mid-point of the salary range is $91,953 and the full range (85%-120%) is $129,816. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
Ko wai mātou | About us
Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.
As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi (https://careers.corrections.govt.nz/strategy).
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values.
Applications Close 2nd October 2022.
It is an exciting time to join us, and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau. All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered.
If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Attachment:||Position Description.pdf (PDF, 112KB)
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